Education of Students with Behaviour Problems

Course code EDUC6086Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

Examines theory and research on the continuum of behaviour problems from minor disturbing behaviours to emotional disturbance. The content will cover the range of settings in which behaviour problems can occur including the regular classroom and specialist settings. Specific behaviour disorders will be examined with emphasis on the relation between research and practice.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
WebLearn GradSchoolSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
Objectives1. To understand the key issues in assessment and diagnoses of behaviour problems as well as social and school factors related to behaviour problems

2. To be aware of specific behaviour problems

3. To understand the variety of educational services designed to address behavioural needs
Content1. What is a behavioural problem?
2. Assessment and diagnosis
3. Home, school and society factors
4. Specific behaviour problems
5. Educational services from specialist settings to the regular classroom
Replacing Course(s)NA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeTwo years of relevant professional experience and/or a relevant graduate qualification
Modes of DeliveryExternal Mode
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsSelf Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments1. Review papers of the content of the subject (60%)
a) One paper on prevalence andassessment (20%)
b) One paper on home/school/society factors and educational services (40%)
Essays / Written Assignments2. An essay on a specific behaviour problem
Contact HoursSelf Directed Learning: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for EDUC6086